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Monday, September 18, 2017

Up and Running!

We are starting to get in the swing of things! Our morning centers have been going pretty smoothly and we are already making some great new friends! I'm still waiting on a few photo release forms so here are just a couple pictures for now. 





Saturday, June 24, 2017

Last Day Hooray!

Last day of school and I have to be honest in 15 years I have never been sad for this day to come until today Thank you for the pleasure of your enthusiastic, hard working, and KIND children this year. I wish I could stay with this group forever! They will leave a mark on my heart❤️ Happy Summer!!

 
  

  

Monday, May 22, 2017

If you can't beat 'em....

You know how the old saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them!!! 

Today we practiced our math facts using....FIDGET SPINNERS!

The game was to spin you spinner on your table and see how many math facts you could do before it stopped, then tally the amount of spins you would have to do in order to finish the whole sheet! This was great facts practice for them and something easy you can do at home too! They really need automaticity on their facts so that next year when they begin multiplication they are not struggling with it. Here are a few pictures, and though you can't tell they were all spinning when I was taking pictures, we will keep practicing so look for the sheets to come home and you can even erase the answers and use them over again 😉 or I have extra at school if you want some sent home please let me know! 

 
    

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tie-Dye Party!!

Thanks to the help of our Art Teacher Mrs. Greenway who helped me muddle through my very first tie dye day!! So proud of these guys for their hard work and it has been paying off! Glad I got to celebrate with them. 

Here are a few pictures from the big reveal today of some of the shirts. I hope to get a class picture once we all wear them!

 
    
 
    

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Snack and a Story



Today we got to have snack time outside and I got to read to them which was perfect

 



 We had popcicicles from Nicholas and finished another class read aloud chapter book: Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. He has a a whole series that follows this school plus a lot of other stories like the book: Holes (one of my favorites) 

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Geometry

This week we began our geometry unit. It can be pretty tricky for 2nd graders because of the new vocabulary. 

I brought my son's Magformers in the classroom this week to use for centers and they were a hit! 

 

They are magnetic blocks that begin as flat shapes but can be connected to become 3-D shapes. These were so much fun but also great for them to have a hands-on way to understand geometry. 

 
    

 
 

Cursive

We finished our lowercase letters! Before we begin capital letters I thought we needed a bit more practice with Shaving Cream!!! What a fun surprise. 

 
  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Weaving

This week we are reading the Narrative NonFiction story: The Goat In The Rug. It's the story of how a Navajo woman used her goat's wool to weave a rug. The fun part is that it is told from the point of view of the Goat. The kids really enjoyed the story and we took a few minutes to learn how to weave our own "rugs." It was a great first day back! 

 


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Adoption Day

Today we adopted new pets...PEEPS!!

First we choose our new pet
 


Next we sang a few songs and created their birth certificate 

 


 
 
 

We took care of them through the day and even got Mrs. Giglio to babysit when we went to the Gym. Each table had to "pay"  her for her time! 

 

Happy Families!

 
  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Back Up and Running!

Woohoo! I purchased a new app that hopefully allows me to quickly add content to our classroom blog quickly and without it crashing like the old app was doing! Hopefully this means more blog updates for you!! Stay tuned and check back often. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Dont Judge a Book

This month we celebrated Dr. Seuss. We read his biography, and many of his books. One of the more famous books that most students had schema about was Green Eggs and Ham. One of the lessons I have been teaching in Reading Workshop has been to discover and determine why the author wrote a book or what was the lesson of the story. So we did a little project after the story. I gave each child 2 cups, each had a drink in them one looked like blue kool-aid juice and the other like muddy water. Everone assumed that the blue drink would tast delicious while the muddy drink would be disgusting....look how it turned out..


lets try the blue first.... (salt water)







Now the brown (orange juice and food color)




The lesson is...you can't judge a book by its cover!